Chapter 2

The prayer of Jonah -- He is delivered from the fish.

1)Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly,

2)And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

3)For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about; all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

4)Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

5)The waters compassed me about, even to the soul; the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

6)I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me forever; yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.

7)When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord; and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

8)They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

9)But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

10)And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.